LaVerne Marcia Austin

June 15, 1931 — Jan. 2, 2017

On Jan. 2, 2017, Laverne Marcia Austin, age 85, passed away peacefully at her home in Soulsbyville surrounded by her family. Laverne was born June 15, 1931, in Salinas to Albert and Lila Espinosa. She graduated high school from Salinas High in 1949. Laverne enjoyed snow skiing, golf and quilting. She made many quilts for family and friends. She enjoyed living in Mammoth Lakes for several years and recently moved back to Soulsbyville to be near family. LaVerne is survived by her daughter, Holly Austin; son-in-law, Robert Wilson; grandson, Matthew Vanoli; granddaughters, Elizabeth Vanoli-Powers and Kayla Wilson; and great-grandchildren Taylor and Kaiden Powers and Olivia Wilson, all of Sonora.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Pennie Austin-Wilson, of Sonora; her brother, Albert Espinosa; and her parents.